This is the tastiest, easiest appetizer for a crowd on a limited time budget. You can even make the butter a day ahead and top the oysters right before company arrives. I also cut down on ingredients by using prepared organic herb stuffing mix, which you can find at any supermarket. —alyson mance
oysters on the half shell
chopped fresh thyme
2 1/2 tablespoons
minced shallot (about 1 small shallot)
Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. In a mixing bowl with sturdy spoon or in a stand mixer, combine everything but the oysters. Cover each oyster with a dollop of butter mixture. Bake for 5-8 minutes, or until tops are golden brown and crispy. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.